Thursday, January 29, 2015

Recent Buy - AT&T (T)




Today on 29th January I added 60 shares of AT&T Inc. (T) at $32.45 per share plus commission ($5.00). With current quarterly dividend ($0.47), my last purchase 60 shares of T increases €74.30 ($84.04) of expected annual net dividend income. I bought my first shares of T in September 2012 and added some more on August 2013. My overall cost basis of this position decreases from $36.10 to $35.41 per share. I totally hold now 310 shares of T and my yield on cost is 5.31%. When I do the calculation with the base currency of my portfolio, my overall cost basis of this position increases from € 27.37 to € 27.64 per share and my yield on cost is 6.02%.

At today's exchange rate, my last purchase increase my portfolio projected annual net dividend income approximately to €8750.00.

Dividend Mantra also made recently purchase of T, you can read his excellent analysis here.

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Full Disclosure: Long T

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Week in Review 4/15




Welcome and thanks for reading! In this review, I will gather together important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. In my week review, I put also together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Recent Buy - Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE:RY, TSE:RY)




Yesterday on 22nd January I added 25 shares of Royal Bank of Canada (RY) at CA$74.79 per share plus commission (CA$5.00). With current quarterly dividend (CA$0.75), my last purchase 25 shares of RY increases €39.90 (CA$55.88) of expected annual dividend net income. My overall cost basis of this position decreases from CA$80.86 to CA$78.19 per share. I totally hold now 55 shares of RY and my yield on cost is 3.84%. You can look at my first purchase of RY here.

I had a limit bid within and RY's news to acquire National City Corporation decreased its share price. The market doesn't seem to be very happy with it.

This purchase increases my projected annual net dividend income approximately to € 8500. 00.

You can read Roadmap2Retire's analysis of the Royal Bank of Canada here.

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Full Disclosure: Long RY

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dividend Increase – Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI)




Yesterday Kinder Morgan Inc. announced a quarterly dividend increase of from $0.44 to $0.45 per share that’s payable February 17, 2015 to holders of record February 2, 2015.
This represents a 10 % increase over the fourth quarter 2013 dividend of $0.41 per share ($1.64 annualized) and a 2.72 % increase over for the third quarter 2014 of $0.44 per share ($1.76 annualized)
With current price $42.00 (yesterday's close), this raise brings their dividend yield to 4.29%. 

Since I own 200 shares this will increase my yearly net dividends by $5.96.

That increase rises my YOC to 5.46 %.

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You can follow the development of my dividends here.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Week in Review 3/15




Welcome and thanks for reading! In this review, I will gather together important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. In my week review, I put also together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Week in Review 2/15





Welcome and thanks for reading! In this review, I will gather together important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. In my week review, I put also together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Review of the Year 2014, Goals for the year 2015



The year 2014 is behind us, so it's time to see how I achieved my goals, and how my portfolio grew during the year. I will also set my goals for the year 2015 a dividend income.

I did 21 transactions during the year, 19 purchases and two sales, I got dividends from 33 companies and distributions from two ETFs. My portfolio now includes 34 companies and two ETFs that pay dividends. Comparing to
2013: 24 transactions, 21 purchases and three sales, got dividends from 20 companies and from two ETFs. I am very satisfied that I was able to increase the number of companies in my portfolio and increased diversification.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Week in Review 1/15





Welcome and thanks for reading! In this review, I will gather together important and interesting news and events over the last week related to my portfolio holdings. In my week review, I put also together some interesting articles from other websites that caught my attention during the past week.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Dividend Income - December 2014

In December 2014 my portfolio dividend income was as follows:

Quarterly dividends received from:

Intel Corporation (INTC) - €71.85 ($90.00)
Pfizer Inc. (PFE) - €41.67 ($52.00)
Chevron Corporation (CVX) - €52.00 ($64.20) 
Target Corporation (TGT) - €42.12 ($52.00) 
The Coca-Cola Company (KO) - €36.60 ($45.75)  
McDonald's Corporation (MCD) - €13.67 ($17.00)  
Ensco plc (ESV) - €95.06 ($116.25) 
TAL International Group Inc. (TAL) - €59.04 ($72.00) 
Golar LNG (GLNG) - €84.04 ($101.25)

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